AmeriCorps members and volunteers serve together with local communities to address the country’s most pressing challenges, including conservation, resource management, and environmental education. AmeriCorps-funded environmental stewardship programs and interventions have produced positive results using independent, rigorous impact studies, and systematic evidence review.
In this evidence brief, the AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation highlights the impact of AmeriCorps-funded environmental stewardship programs and interventions. The programs highlighted explore the impact of AmeriCorps environmental interventions in varied ecosystems and environmental settings.
The programs achieved favorable outcomes across several intervention areas, including:
- Trail reconstruction
- Natural habitat restoration
- Noxious weed removal and invasive species coverage reduction
- Native species propagation
- Stormwater runoff management
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